covetously


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cov·et·ous

 (kŭv′ĭ-təs)
adj.
Feeling, expressing, or characterized by a strong or immoderate desire for the possessions of another: "At least three European empires had extended covetous gazes toward the Pacific Northwest" (David A. Bell).

cov′et·ous·ly adv.
cov′et·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.covetously - with jealousy; in an envious manner; "he looked at his friend's new car jealously"
2.covetously - in a greedy mannercovetously - in a greedy manner      
Translations
بِطَـمـَع، باشتِـهـاء
chamtivědychtivě
begærligtgriskt
ágirndarlega
gıpta ederekimrenerek

covetously

advbegehrlich

covetously

[ˈkʌvɪtəslɪ] advavidamente, bramosamente

covet

(ˈkavit) past tense past participle ˈcoveted verb
to desire or wish for eagerly (especially something belonging to someone else). I coveted her fur coat.
ˈcovetous adjective
ˈcovetously adverb
ˈcovetousness noun
References in classic literature ?
I had often seen the nigger's eyes gleam covetously when he looked at it.
Miserable women, whose faces never smile, haunt the butchers' shops in such London localities as these, with relics of the men's wages saved from the public-house clutched fast in their hands, with eyes that devour the meat they dare not buy, with eager fingers that touch it covetously, as the fingers of their richer sisters touch a precious stone.
The poet looked on covetously as long as he could restrain himself.
The man was looking at the coin covetously, but his wife pushed him away.
And, despite one unfortunate dalliance--with a gold-digging man who aimed to exploit her--Ernestine remains unwed, living vicariously through her neighbors, whose snug domesticity she covetously watches like a benign Grendel.
It appears to be subverting patriarchy, but on closer examination is revealed as a mere smokescreen covetously reinforcing key elements of patriarchy in other areas of life.
Influential Benefactor, who has officially dumped Alluring Sweetheart, is now eyeing LL covetously.
This seems to have been noticed by philosophers like Peter Bieri, Michael Hampe and Gottfried Gabriel at the beginning of our century, who covetously glance at the cognitive-ethical potential contained in literature and increasingly draw on literary and especially narrative examples within their philosophical argument.
Other airlines are looking covetously at EASYJET's market share, with pressure coming from both the budget players Wizz and Ryanair, and 'premium economy' offerings like Vueling.
There's a window seat in the sunny south-facing living room, a skylight in the tight but efficiently equipped kitchen, and a covetously rare private roof deck.
Americans have set their eyes covetously on elections but the great and vigilant nation of Iran will act contrary to the enemies' will, whether be it in elections or on other issues, and as before will punch them in the mouth".
The prison inmates looked covetously at the ducklings, especially when they were growing up as ducks.